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Offline fabr

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Whip Flags
« on: December 06, 2017, 07:07:15 AM »
  Just curious if anyone has ever had a situation where a tiny little orange flag actually alerted you to another buggy and helped avoid a collision? I was thinking about the front mounted flags like required at some areas and the rear mounted usual place. It was then that I realized I've never actually noticed a flag on a buggy when approaching me from the front or side. Only time I see one is when following to see if the lead buggy hits a sudden drop off. All that is required @ LS is a 6"x12" triangle about 6' above what we are really looking for. In other words,not in the direct line of sight. Pretty much makes it out of sight for safety purposes with todays much faster cars and dune speeds than many years ago.
   
 
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Re: Whip Flags
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 09:18:34 AM »
no i haven't either except for watching it dive and such over a dune to know whats ahead. our brains are just wired to look for larger objects lol but for this very reason i have asked a few why does silver lake require front mount especially when most of that dune is directional? you don't see the flag any faster especially under hard accel up a hill imo.   i was told years ago when i first started going to always vear to the right at the tops when possible so if the rail on the other side does the same we have a chance at missing one another. this makes for sense then a flag as you cannot see that until it's too late.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 09:20:22 AM by dsrace »
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